What is this subject about?

In this unit selected biblical texts are studied as a means of exploring such themes as justice, racism and gender roles. Students explore the social context in which the texts were produced, the conditions under which they are currently read, the reasons for reading them, and the kinds of authority attributed to them by traditions. In this unit students also compare how texts from different religious traditions treat common social themes, especially gender roles.

What are we going to be studying?

* Why were women, (‘wife’) considered the ‘property’ of men?
(10 Commandments Ex 20 and Deut 5)

* Why is justice such a strong biblical theme?

* How do we explain ‘racism’ in some of the biblical texts?
(Matt 15:21-28)

Where does this subject go?
This subject is ideal for students interested in deepening their understanding of the biblical texts.  It is also the ideal complement for students considering Texts and Traditions Units 3 and 4 in their VCE.

This subject is ideal for students with an interest in
* religion,
* history,
* literature,
* geography and
* archaeology. 

This subject will give you a great lead into the following VCE subject/s:
It is the ideal complement for students considering

* Texts and Traditions Units 3 and 4 in their VCE.
* Global Politics
* Literature
* History

This subject is advantageous if you’re looking at these careers:

* Anthropologist
* Archaeologist
* Cultural Heritage Officer
* International Politics
* Lawyer
* Librarian
* Religious Leader
* Research Officer
* Welfare Worker